Kyle Jenner Lip Tutorial

Kylie Jenner Lip Tutorial

Hey guys! Today I’m going to share with you how to make your lips look bigger–while Kylie Jenner may have had a lil work done *cough*, it’s no secret that she piles on the mauve lip liner these days, 90′s style. I’m actually a huge fan of mauve-y, dusty rose-colored lips. I think they look natural and enhance your lip shape without being showy or high-maintenance.Read Post →

My Stay, Shop, Sparkle Experience in Dallas

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Hi friends! Today I’m going to share a vlog and a contest with you regarding my two night stay at the Hyatt Regency Dallas which included a shopping trip at the famed Northpark Shopping Center in town. The Hyatt Regency and Northpark mall invited my husband and I to come out and sample their “Stay. Shop. Sparkle.” package — and with a name like that, who could resist?Read Post →

Back to School/Work Bag Basics

Hello friends, and Happy Friday to you all. Today I’m super excited to share my rendition of a “back to school” video – essentials for your school/work bag! Now, I’m a “far beyond” graduate: the perpetual student. I’ve endured primary school, middle school, four years of high school, four years of college, four years of medical school, and I’m working on my last four years of residency training (only 1.8 more years to go, baby!). While I’m not going to show you my backpack full of Hello Kitty and lollipops, I can show you in the most practical sense what some great things to carry in your book bag are — and indeed, my new favorite way to lug it all around. I hope you enjoy!

IN MY BACK TO SCHOOL / WORK BAG

Whipping Post Vintage Tote Bag
Apple Macbook Air 13″ + Speck Case 
Pencil Case: eBay (similar: http://www.coolpencilcase.com)
Apple iPhone 5
Ray-Ban Wayfarer in Tortoise 
Notebook for taking notes (mine is a Moleskine
MAC Softsac Makeup bag 
Travalo travel atomizer 
Louis Vuitton Multicolore 4-Key Holder (Lychee colored interior)
Matine business card holder
Midori Traveler’s Notebook
Filofax Personal Original in Nude Patent
Kate Spade Cherry Lane Small Stacy Wallet
Frends With Benefits Headphones
Oil Slick caps
Fox Pepper Spray

WHAT I’M WEARING

BeGood Clothing Company Tee
American Eagle Artist Crop Jeans
Sperry Top-Siders
Ray-Ban Wayfarers in Brown/Tortoise
Aid Through Trade Roll-On Bracelets
Michele Watch
Rimmel lipliner in Eastend Snob
Maya Brenner initials necklace

Little Black Book of Bronzers

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A few months ago (gulp) I had the privilege of being sent this awesome “Little Black Book of Bronzers” by Too Faced. The name is definitely a misnomer because it’s actually really, really large–but it’s so friggin’ amazing I just had to share it with you all. It contains their entire collection of bronzers – and you all by now know how much of a fanatic I am for the Milk Chocolate Soleil. The Milk Chocolate variety is perfect for pale-faced gals while the chocolate soleil is perfect for anyone with a medium complexion and deeper. Also included are a bunch of shimmery/highlighting bronzers (is that a paradox?).Read Post →

Filofax v. Erin Condren: Who Wins Out?

Hey y’all! Today I’m back with two exciting announcements. The first is that PSS has a brand new look — thanks to a sleepless Saturday night! I’ve been wanting to overhaul the look of PSS for a while now (it’s needed one for about two years now but I hadn’t found the time). I’m so thrilled with how it turned out–please take a look around and get to know the new site! Secondly, it’s Filofax video day!Read Post →

DIY Beauty Elixir

Hey guys! I’m back with something fun and creative for you to try today. If you’re a fan of Caudalie’s Beauty Elixir – a luscious tonic water filled with essential oil goodness that simultaneously calms your mind and wakens your skin–yeah, that beauty elixir…well I have good news. You can make your very own version, and customize it to suit your skin’s individual needs! Simply watch the video above and follow the instructions below (which you can print, pin, whatever tickles you) and happy mixing!

Today’s comment question is: What is your favorite smell in the whole wide world? Mine is probably the smell of butter and sugar cooking on the stove. I also love bergamot, amber, and iris.

Instructions are after the jump!Read Post →

Easy “No-Wait” Sangria

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Hey guys! Today I’m sharing one of our favorite quick-and-easy sangria recipes. This is a perfect sangria recipe for last-minute gatherings, or when you don’t have time to marinade the sliced fruits and wine together overnight in the fridge. If you have time – perfect. The Pioneer Woman makes our favorite overnight recipe. But when you’re in a bind–this recipe is up to the task. Click above to watch the video or check out the printable recipe below!

Instant Sangria
A delicious, easy to make, quick sangria recipe that's perfect for impromptu dinner parties.
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
5 min
Total Time
20 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
5 min
Total Time
20 min
Ingredients
  1. 2 750ml bottles of sweet red wine
  2. 1 cup of freshly squeezed orange juice
  3. ½ cup of lime juice
  4. 2 apples, chopped
  5. oranges, limes, lemons sliced for presentation & garnish
Instructions
  1. Fill a large punch bowl or punch dispenser halfway with cubed ice.
  2. Pour the ingredients in, one by one. Add the fruits after their juices have been squeezed in for presentation.
  3. Give a thorough stir with a long spoon.
  4. Serve into tumblers over ice.
  5. Garnish with fruit wedge. Enjoy!
Notes
  1. For those who prefer a sweeter sangria, try adding honey or simple syrup to the recipe.
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July Favorites!

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Hello! I’m back! I missed you all! I am typing this up, bleary-eyed at 10pm before I go to bed (yes, I sleep, on occasion!) so I can’t talk much but luckily my new July Favorites video will do that for me. Click the image above to visit my video on YouTube and you’ll find out about my favorites from the past month – surprisingly, not a whole lot of makeup! I hope you enjoy!! (P.S. Links will be in the description box of the YouTube video page so if you want to know where to find anything, this page is your ticket!)